Integrated Protection Coordinator

  • الراتب:
    قابل للتفاوض
  • نوع الوظيفة:
    دوام كامل
  • تاريخ النشر:
    7 أشهر مضت
  • التصنيف:
    وظائف المنظمات
  • آخر موعد للتقدم:
  • اللغات:
    العربية, الانجليزية
  • الجنس:

Background/IRC Summary:

The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Today, 13.4 million people in Syria – more than half of the country’s population – are in need of humanitarian assistance with needs increasingly being exacerbated by economic decline. Of these, 6.8 million are refugees and asylum-seekers who have fled the country. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1000+ staff in Syria Country Program. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, early childhood development, education, women’s protection and empowerment, non-food items and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, protection and rule of law, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

Job Overview/Summary

The Integrated Protection Coordinator (IPC) will provide overall strategic direction and management for the protection program and any arising emergency response in Northwest Syria (NWS). The Coordinator will work with the Senior Program Coordinator and Deputy Director of Programs and sector leads to implement integrated protection programming inclusive of Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Child Protection and Protection and Rule of Law, directly and with partners.


Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy

  • Provide leadership and overall technical and management oversight to the protection portfolio in NWS in line with the country and sector strategy.
  • Develop/adapt and implement protection strategies that enhances our capacity deliver needs-based protection services.
  • Lead in the management of the protection team, including senior managers who are responsible for delivery of their respective pillars.
  • Working closely with other sector leads, ensure IRC’s protection program reflects standards for good practices, quality, and innovation, and are responsive and adapted based on monitoring data to ensure implementation modalities remain context- and need-appropriate.
  • Ensure effective, collaborative protection partnerships with Syrian organizations that result in more effective, responsive and durable assistance that reaches more people.
  • Ensure that technical capacity strengthening support to partners effectively addresses their priority needs.
  • Coordinate with program sector leads, supply chain and finance staff to ensure timely payments, distributions and compliance for activities.
  • Ensure smooth management and integration of project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up), timely recruitment, partner support plans, and accurate reporting in line with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Collaborate with Technical Unit advisors to ensure relevant support, tools and resources are being provided and integrated into programming.
  • Actively participate in all grant management meeting processes.
  • Work closely with IRC’s advocacy and media teams, and the relevant Technical Units for the dissemination of monitoring findings and key messaging.

Program Development

  • Identify, monitor and report unmet needs. Explore the potential of the IRC to address those needs within the parameters of country strategy and sector priorities.
  • Expand IRC’s Northwest Syria integrated protection portfolio through development of concept notes and proposals.
  • Support identification of opportunities for integrated programming initiatives in support of service delivery and/or thought leadership with country program senior management, business development staff and technical advisors. Collaborate with Syrian partners on the identification of proposal development opportunities, and the design of new interventions.
  • Anticipate, plan and manage programmatic and structural transitions.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL team, support integrated protection staff to develop and use relevant monitoring tools and adapt them to context.
  • Support the development of business development skills and responsibility among the protection team.

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development

  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths the teams teams in Syria.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Approve and manage time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, minimally on a monthly basis.
  • Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing guidance on career paths.
  • As required, identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.
  • Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate. As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train and develop capability and capacity of national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by the end of assignment.

Coordination & Representation

  • As needed and in coordination with other protection sector leads and country program management, represent IRC in inter-agency forums and discussions.
  • Regularly coordinate with internal program and operational stakeholders, and relevant Technical Advisors.
  • Participate in relevant working groups both within and outside of the UN cluster system.

Required Experience/qualification/Skills

  • At 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience professional humanitarian/development experience, including specific experience in protection programming (inclusive of general protection, women’s protection and empowerment and child protection) in emergency or post conflict settings.
  • A minimum of 3 years program and team management experience in humanitarian setting
  • Demonstrated experience using international human rights standards in protection
  • Prior experience working in remote-management situations preferred
  • Prior experience collaborating with and supporting local partner organizations
  • Prior experience in Syria Crisis Response is preferred

Demonstrated Skills And Competencies

  • Strong program/technical, proposal writing and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
  • NGO experience required; experience working with the interagency coordination mechanisms desirable.
  • Proven experience in implementing programs under grants, including high quality donor reporting and proposal development.
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering capacity sharing activities.
  • A commitment to IRC’s mission, vision, values and IRC Way – Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Credible written, presentation and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information effectively and solid experience providing training and staff development
  • Validated sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to handle complex situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills and a solid ability to promote harmonious/cohesive teamwork, in a cross-cultural context.
  • Validated ability to plan long-term, organize priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professional patience.
  • Highly collaborative and resourceful; ability to establish positive working relationships with senior level management and all other partners to maximize cooperation and productivity.
  • Curiosity, a desire to continually learn and develop and a sense of humor is a must.
  • Analytical ability in creating effective solutions to complex matters while adhering to labor laws and internal policies.


  • English is required, while Arabic is desired.
  • Travel: Attending regional and global workshops and meetings.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to:Senior Integrated Protection Coordinator (Whole of Syria)

Position directly supervises: Senior Program Managers for Women Protection and Empowerment, Child Protection and Protection and Rule of Law, Cluster Co-Lead, Information Management Officer.

Indirect Reporting (If applicable): Technical Advisors, Deputy Director of Programs

Key Internal Contacts

  • Grants, Partnership and MEAL Departments, Health, Economic Recovery and Development, Early Childhood Development and Education Program Coordinators, Country Director, Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Research Evaluation and Learning Technical Unit

Key External Contacts

  • Protection Working Group/Cluster bodies, peer and partner agencies, donors

Professional Standards: IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Respect at Work Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Returning National Candidates: We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a citizen of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Middle East Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.

Accountability to Clients: IRC staff must adhere to the commitment of contributing to the sustainability and development of its (CR) Client Responsiveness Mechanisms, preserving the culture of prioritizing the needs of our clients and affected communities by systematically listening to their perspectives and using their feedback to make programmatic decisions and give them greater influence over program design and delivery.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and Inclusion: at IRC MENA, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.

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